Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

These videos present a panel discussion on the topic “Tearing Down Walls – Legal and Humanitarian Perspectives on Equality, State Neutrality and Pluralism.” The discussion was moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Promodrou and included Doug Bandow, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in DC.; Cole Durham, a Professor of Law...

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

William J. Antholis is currently Managing Director of the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC, having previously served as Director of International Economic Affairs at the White House’s National Security Council and in the State Department’s policy planning staff. In this video, he speaks on the topic “Religious Tolerance and Pluralism:...

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Proclaimed Two New Saints

Ecumenical Patriarchate Proclaimed Two New Saints

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces to all the Orthodox faithful in America the decision of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Nov. 27, 2013. The Holy and Sacred Synod, in which His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America participated, entered in the...

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Fr. Christopher Metropulos briefly introduces the topics and types of speakers featured at the Archon 2nd International Conference on Religious Freedom, held in Berlin, Germany, on December 4th and 5th. He explains the importance of this conference in addressing the very real need to ensure religious freedom and recognition to...

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Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

The second day began with a number of panel discussions and the talks around the current constitution of Turkey and the new one, especially in relation to history and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Our readers should realize that the legal state of the Patriarchate is not recognized in Turkey. The Patriarch...

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Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Today is the beginning of a two-day intensive look into the issue of Religious Freedom for all minorities in Turkey. As I review the list of speakers, I must say I am more impressed than ever with the effort of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and thankful that OCN...

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ON LOCATION: Fr. Chris reports from Berlin

ON LOCATION: Fr. Chris reports from Berlin

Day 1: Monday, December 2nd Currently I am at the airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, waiting to board a plane to New York’s JFK airport, where I will meet up with many others who will travel to Berlin, Germany for the Religious Freedom Conference. I am very grateful to have...

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Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Turkey Set to Take Place in Berlin, Germany

Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Turkey Set to Take Place in Berlin, Germany

(Berlin, Germany) The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office to the European Union and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Germany will host the 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom December 4-5, 2013 at the historic Adlon Hotel...

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Archbishop Demetrios calls for protection of Ecumenical Patriarch

Archbishop Demetrios calls for protection of Ecumenical Patriarch

NEW YORK – In response to the reports in Turkish and world media about an assassination plot against His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Demetrios of America today wrote to President Obama urging him to exercise his good offices to ensure the safety of His All Holiness. Noting the...

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Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

5/10/2013 – The Order of Saint Andrew expresses grave concern and outrage at the recently uncovered plot to assassinate His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on May 29th–the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople. The personal safety and security concerns of His All-Holiness have been conveyed to the highest levels...

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